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Monthly Archives: April 2011

2011 Kangaroo Island Planting Festival (8-10 July 2011)

Volunteers are required for the 2011 Kangaroo Island Planting Festival to be held in July this year. The Kangaroo Island Planting Festival is held every year to re-instate large areas of habitat for some of KI’s rarest plant life. The last 3 planting festivals have involved 1000 people and have resulted in 225,000 seedlings being […]

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2011 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Now Open!

The 2011 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, Australia’s premier national science awards program, are now open! The nomination process is simple, but the reward can be great. This could be your opportunity to acknowledge and potentially reward the work of a student, team, colleague or friend (perhaps even yourself!). In 2011 the following Eureka Prizes are […]

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A new measure for species extinction threat.

A new index has been developed to help conservationists better understand how close species are to extinction. The index, developed by a team of Australian researchers from the University of Adelaide and James Cook University, is called SAFE (Species Ability to Forestall Extinction). The SAFE index builds on previous studies into the minimum population sizes […]

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Water Wednesday – ‘Making consultation more effective’

Making consultation more effective will be the subject of a free public forum at the University of Adelaide this Wednesday, 13 April. Hosted by the Water Research Centre, the ‘Water Wednesday’ forum will focus on improving community and industry engagement in natural resources management. Water Research Centre Director Associate Professor Justin Brookes says there are […]

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South Australian River Murray floods 2010-2011 breathe life back into river ecosystem! Guest Blogger Dr Anne Jensen

Guest Blogger Dr Anne Jensen gives a summary of her visit to the River Murray Floods. Guest Post by Dr Anne Jensen, Dr Anne Jensen is an environmental consultant with extensive experience in natural resources management particularly relating to water issues and the environment. She is a Consulting Scientist to the Water Research Centre of […]

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Hugh Possingham on Marine Parks

Professor Hugh Possingham is in Adelaide today to advise SA Parliament on Marine Parks. Listen to a brief audio bite of Hugh on the importance and benefits of Marine Parks for South Australia here. For more about the science and benefits Marine Parks provide for the environment and society, head to Conservationbytes.com where Corey Bradshaw […]

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